Exhibitions and Events at Triennale Milano for MDW23
On the occasion of Milano Design Week, Triennale Milano opens to the public new exhibitions and projects, confirming its vocation as a leading international institution in the fields of design and architecture, and showcasing some of the most interesting ideas and products of these disciplines
Visitors of Milano Design Week have the opportunity to see the renewed Museo del Design Italiano, directed by Marco Sammicheli, that presents a new selection of objects and a new displaey designed by Paolo Giacomazzi Design Studio. The exhibition path traces the 100-year history of Triennale with a selection of iconic design objects from 1923 to the present day. The new exhibition design introduces a new feature: the Design Platform, a space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on the very latest in design. The first exhibition to be presented is Text (until September 17, curated by Marco Sammicheli), which looks at the approach commonly adopted by stylists and designers when creating texts, interfaces and fabrics.
Triennale also presents the exhibition Droog30. Design or Non-design? (until April 23), co-produced with Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and curated by Maria Cristina Didero and Richard Hutten, celebrating the work of the innovative Dutch design collective thirty years after its first Milanese exhibition for the Fuorisalone in 1993, and the exhibition Lisa Ponti: Drawings and Voices (until May 7), curated by Damiano Gullì and Salvatore Licitra, which presents a selection of works by the artist, editor, critic and writer who has made drawing on A4-size sheets her expressive medium of choice. Welcoming visitors outside Triennale is Nico Vascellari’s work Falena, an installation composed of gold-plated sickles that evokes large, bright sunbeams.
At the opening of Milan Design Week, Triennale presents a special installation to pay tribute to Brazilian designer and artist Fernando Campana, who, along with his brother Humberto, gave birth to one of the most important realities of new Brazilian design.
In addition, Triennale and its institutional partner Lavazza Group, both sharing a multidisciplinary approach for research in the visual arts and sustainability, inaugurate the work Terra-cotta, Plastic Pots and Chai and Chinese Hibiscus by Lorenzo Vitturi. The installation, the third proposed in collaboration with Lavazza Group, is hosted inside Triennale Café and focuses on the relationship between art and sustainability, highlighting the importance of exchange between geographically distant cultures.
From April 17 to 23, Triennale also welcomes the research of important international institutions and companies, offering an in-depth look at some of the central themes of the contemporary design debate, such as the rediscovery of traditional materials and techniques or the reinterpretation of timeless icons, through the exhibitions OUR BAMBOO. Exploring Materials by Japan Creative, promoted by Japan Creative, Mother-of-Pearl Tables, by Duson Gallery Seoul, and FUTURE73 VISIONS, an immersive Artificial Intelligence installation presented by Timberland. Environmental sustainability remains a central theme of this Design Week, through the exhibition Made by Fire by Moravian Gallery in Brno, accompanying themes such as the reinterpretation of the work of Gaetano Pesce for Meritalia with the exhibition EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT, or the rediscovery of an architectural heritage to be enhanced with the project Tashkent Modernism. Index by ACDF (Arts and Culture Development Foundation under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan).